Your Essential Guide on How to Use DC Current Shunts

Your Essential Guide on How to Use DC Current Shunts

A shunt is an electrical component with low resistance that measures large currents. The most common type of shunt is the DC current shunt. A DC current shunt is a resistor with a known calibrated resistance that is placed in series with a load. The shunt resistor is...
Do You Need a Shunt Resistor?  What You Need to Know

Do You Need a Shunt Resistor? What You Need to Know

Shunt resistors are an important component in many electronic circuits as they are used to accurately measure current, and thus power. Shunt resistors can also be used to protect electronic components from damage by detecting power spikes. In this article, we will...
What is a Pulse Resistor and How to Choose One

What is a Pulse Resistor and How to Choose One

Switching high-powered electrical equipment can be dangerous if not done properly. Improperly switched equipment can cause fires, electrocution, and other serious accidents. Before attempting to switch any high-power equipment, read all the instructions and warnings...

Using Resistors as Heaters

Power resistors and resistance heaters share many common design considerations. In both products, good thermal design ensures low thermal resistance between the element and the exterior environment. Both must be rugged and reliable. Power resistors are often used in...